Your body is going through a lot of changes when you're pregnant at 15 weeks. Here are some of the most common things you'll experience.
Your Body at 15 Weeks Pregnant
When you're pregnant at 15 weeks, you're probably feeling pretty good. Many women find that their early pregnancy symptoms have disappeared. It's partly because the placenta has taken over the incredible job of making sure your baby is receiving all the nourishment she needs. Enjoy this honeymoon period during the second trimester because you'll likely soon see exhaustion again as the third trimester approaches.
Many women experience something called a linea nigra, which is a dark line that appears right down the center of their belly. This is caused by changes in skin pigmentation and about 90 percent of all women will see this at some point in their pregnancy. The line fades once the baby arrives, however.
Your Baby at 15 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby at 15 weeks now has ears, which means she can now hear your voice whenever you speak. Start talking to your baby now and she'll be able to recognize your voice when she's born.
She has also started to suck and swallow and her fingers could grasp onto something—if there were anything to hold on to!
Your baby is now covered in a soft, downy hair. This hair will typically disappear before she's born, however.
What to Consider When You're 15 Weeks Pregnant
When you're pregnant at 15 weeks, it's important to take care of yourself. Exercising is recommended, but now is not the time to go horseback riding, skiing, or mountain cycling. If you're not sure if your exercise routine is safe when you're pregnant at 15 weeks, talk to your doctor. Healthy foods are also a must. Omega-3s are thought to be especially good for your growing baby and can be found in eggs, walnuts, and fish.
If you're interested in taking a vacation, now could be an ideal time. Many couples look forward to a "babymoon," a special vacation together before their lives change drastically.
When you're pregnant at 15 weeks is also the time when many moms-to-be start their baby registry and research important products like strollers, car seats, and cribs. Ask your friends and family members for recommendations and make sure to consider your budget when thinking about baby gear.
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